Jon Gosch

National Award-Winning Journalist and Novelist

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‘Deep Fire Rise’ Book Earns Recognition at Spur Awards

May 2019

Thirty-nine years ago, Mount Saint Helens grew tired of sitting silent and blew its top. One year ago, Jon Gosch released a novel titled “Deep Fire Rise” and the book has been generating plenty of noise in its own right. “Deep Fire Rise” is a fiction work set in the morning shadow of Mount St…. Read more »


Deep Fire Rise Honored as a Spur Award Finalist

March 2019

After rejections by dozens of literary agencies, I published my novel Deep Fire Rise with Latah Books — a small publishing house in Spokane, Washington. Now, Deep Fire Rise has been chosen as one of three Spur Finalists for Best Western Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America. It may not be a Pulitzer,… Read more »


Elk Hoof Disease Interview Wins National Journalism Award

July 2018

On July 14th, my discussion about elk hoof disease with John Kruse, host of Northwestern Outdoors Radio, will replay on 60+ stations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Originally airing last fall, the segment was recently awarded first place in the conservation/nature category by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. The national organization met… Read more »


Northwest Voices presents author Jon Gosch

May 2018

Join me at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22nd at the Longview Public Library for a reading from my new novel, Deep Fire Rise. From 3:30-5 p.m. the same day, I will be conducting a writing workshop open to the public at Lower Columbia College. You can learn more about the events at Northwest Voices or… Read more »


Area Author Taps Familial Experience for ‘Deep Fire Rise’

May 2018

COUGAR — For every one hundred authors who rack their brains and snap their pencils as they make doomed attempts to plot the perfect setting for their fledgling stories, there is one Jon Gosch.  Gosch, who was raised in Longview, needed only to peer eastward out the window of his childhood home in order to… Read more »


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